Are you teaching or supporting students with special educational needs (SEN) who are struggling with social rules and conventions? This book introduces you to the concept of social stories which are a positive and practical way to help children with these difficulties.
The new edition of this book has over 90 examples of social stories, including over 30 new stories and also contains a new section on: Why social stories are important; How to use them in your setting; How to write your own social stories
Suitable for use with children of any age, the book includes examples for those children with language delays, communication difficulties, difficult behavior, antisocial behavior, as well as those with autism.
Broken down into eight sections it is easy to find an example suitable for the situation you are facing so you can work together with the child to create their personal story.
A great book for any setting, the stories are practical and achievable, the language is down to earth and believable, and the subjects include those that we are often embarrassed to deal with. A must-have for the SEN practitioner.
What If I Can't Do It?
Every day we do work for our teacher.
Some days it is easy work.
Some days it is hard.
When we do something new I think it is hard.
It makes me cross, because I think I can't do it.
Then I don't want to work.
The teacher gives us new things to do so that we will learn more.
My teacher knows I can do it if I think about it, and try it a few times.
When we have done it a few times it gets easier.
I will try not to get cross when I have new work.
I will stay calm and think about it.
I will keep trying till I get it right.
Then my teacher will be pleased.